In late December, ASN 1 held a follow-up exhibition, De-compose/Re-compose, a further development of their initial response to their field trip up to The Flow Country. The students individually explored different aspects of the landscape to develop and communicate alternative perspectives of the natural environment.
The artworks were conceived as aesthetic explorations of conceptual and formal ideas coming from the direct observation of natural processes and structures. Those explorations engaged with different visual languages and media, including video, drawing, sculpture, and installation.
The creative process was informed by ideas from ecology and biology in different contexts, through scientific meetings and workshops. The dialogue with scientists added layers of complexity to the initial scope and opened a more specific approach towards the representation of the landscape, which was reflected in each of the individual pieces.